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What Does It Mean to Lease a Horse?

Leasing a horse means that you are paying a fee for additional riding time on the horse of your choice. Many horse owners lease their horses out to help with the expense of ownership. Sometimes owners don't have enough time to ride and they want to keep their horse exercised regularly. This can be a great option for some riders and a better one than ownership. For some, leasing can be a stepping stone towards ownership.

The advantage of leasing is that you get all the benefits of horse ownership without the full financial commitment. Also, you get the benefit of horse ownership without the responsibility of having to make big decisions as far as the horse's health and well-being.

Leasing a horse is going to be cheaper than buying one, especially if you are doing a partial lease since you most likely won't have to be responsible for vet and farrier bills.

You still get the fun part of owning, like spending more time with the horse and getting to buy things for it—color coordinating saddle pads and polo wraps, halters, and all that fun stuff.

Try Leasing a Horse Before You Buy

I would recommend leasing a horse to any rider before they make the decision to buy. This helps them to find out if they have the time to commit to a horse. Not to mention, especially for young riders, time with a horse without the direct instruction of a trainer or instructor all the time. This will be a good indication of it they are ready for a horse of their own and help them build confidence in the process.

How a typical horse lease works:

 

Our lease options allow you to spend additional days with your favorite school horse. On lease days, you may groom, do ground training, ride your horse, and just hang out and love on them.

How much does it cost to lease a Allegro Equestrian  horse?

QUARTER LEASE:  You pay one low monthly lease fee — and we pay all stabling costs, including feed, hay, shavings, veterinary and farrier care. We usually require a 3-month minimum lease period, which includes a 30-day trial.  Most — but not all — of the horses we offer for lease are school horses here at Allegro Equestrian, which means that they’re only available for quarter and half leases.  A quarter-lease for $80 per month gives you a horse of your own one day each week, including preferred use of that horse for your riding lessons, camps and clinics.  You must still take your regular riding lessons during your lease period, and riding times may be specified as daytime or evening.

HALF LEASE: For $200 per month you have a horse of your own three days each week, including preferred use of that horse for your riding lessons, camps and clinics.  You must still take your regular riding lessons during your lease period, and riding times may be specified as daytime or evening.

FULL LEASE:  For $400 per month, you will have full, exclusive use of the horse.  Full-leases require that you also pay to the costs of routine farrier and health care, which will vary according to the horse’s needs.